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Microsoft says it has acquired speech tech company Nuance for $19.7B in cash, a 23% premium on its Friday closing price, as it boosts its healthcare offerings

Acquisition will combine solutions and expertise to deliver new cloud and AI capabilities across healthcare and other industries REDMOND, Wash., and BURLINGTON, Mass. – April 12, 2021 – Microsoft Corp (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Nuance Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUAN) today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Nuance for $56.00 […]
techcrunch.com |

Tiger Global is aggressively investing in Indian startups, including 20+ of 47 Indian unicorns; Indian has 10 unicorns this year already, up from 11 last year

Recent roars from an investment firm, credited to put Indian startups on the global map in the past decade and a half, are turning local young firms into unicorns at a pace never seen before in the world’s second largest internet market. Tiger Global has finalized — or is in late stages of concluding — […]
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A look at Tencent's TJ Sports, which surpassed $152M in total revenue since 2019 and runs the League of Legends Pro League, the largest esports league by size

At the height of the global pandemic in October, more than 6,000 people packed into a new 25-acre stadium in Shanghai to watch one of the world’s biggest sporting contests. Another 45 million tuned in online, about as many as watched the six games of the 2020 NBA Finals on TV. The matchup was the League of Legends world championship -- a watershed moment for competitive gaming and its overseer Tencent Holdings Ltd.
world.hey.com |

Apple should stop saying the App Store adds meaningful security, which seeds cynicism among devs, and focus more on macOS-style system-level protections for iOS

When Kosta Eleftheriou first started revealing scam upon scam in the App Store, I have to admit I didn't quite get it. How were all these multi-million dollar scams being allowed into the App Store in the first place? And why weren't they being expediently removed when scores of customers complained in their 1-star reviews? The answer ...